Over the weekend I went to coffee with a couple friends and the topic of discipline came up. I spank, always have. But my friend doesn't.
I am at a turning point with my 3 yo dd and it is very frustrating. She is defiant, does what she wants, screams, fights, yells.... she is over all a giant pain in the butt!! And spanking her doesn't seem to make any sort of difference. So I started to pick my friends brain -how do you NOT spank?? How can you fight the frustration and anger?? What are the alternatives. (I'm not stupid, I know about time outs and stuff... just wanted more ideas).
Anyways, we are going on day 4 without spanking and I seem to have a more compliant dd. We are still having issues, but are finding common ground and I don't feel like I have to spank my daughter every 5 minutes!
So what do you do?? How do you discipline your child and do you think it's effective?